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Posted on September 21, 2021 by in Identity & Privacy, Personal

Celebrating Five Years of Complimentary Public Education Resource

The fifth anniversary edition of the Protecting What Matters Most eBook educates consumers and businesses on the state of cyber protection and how they can combat cyber fraud and scams. The annual publication provides the latest information on digital safety, which has expanded far beyond the more traditional payment fraud to include child identity theft and cyberbullying. This year’s eBook is the most insightful yet, combining research from more than 60 independent resources with more than five years of Sontiq experts observing and analyzing fraud incidents to provide actionable insights.

An impressive collection of industry leaders share exclusive analyses and predictions:

  • Eva Velasquez, President & CEO at the Identity Theft Resource Center (ITRC), sets the tone for consumers to empower themselves with knowledge and meaningful action steps.
  • Sharon Vinderine, CEO and Founder of Parent Tested Parent Approved (PTPA), prepares parents by delving into the child’s minefield of cyberbullying and social media.
  • Data breach expert Jim Van Dyke reveals how different compromises require unique responses by comparing the patterns of risk and prescribed action steps from two seemingly similar data breaches.
  • Cybercrime expert Al Pascual weighs in the cyber threat landscape of the next five years and outlines the steps individuals and organizations can take now to further mitigate their risk.

Since the initial outbreak of COVID-19 in March 2020, identity theft has become not only more frequent but also more impactful. The 2021 ITRC Aftermath Study found that 40% of identity theft victims report being unable to pay their monthly bills, while more than 20% say they lost at least $20,000 to identity criminals.

In the eBook’s forward, ITRC’s Eva Velasquez explains that “Helping consumers navigate this complex space and learn how to protect themselves takes a dedicated commitment from industry stakeholders. For the last five years, Sontiq has demonstrated this commitment by providing their Protecting What Matters Most eBook as a free resource to anyone who wants it.”

Download your complimentary copy!